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Christchurch Earthquake and safety of stairs - information for structural engineers

The Department of Building and Housing has released today a Practice Advisory to alert practising structural engineers assessing existing multi-storey buildings throughout New Zealand about issues relating to safety of stairs ...

Simplifying timber treatments  Pos ted on Monday, 4 April 2011

Treatment to protect timber from decay and insects will be simpler from 4 April, Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced today.  "This will make it easier to build safe, durable homes cost effectively while maintaining, and in some aspects improving, protection against fungal decay for timber-framed homes. For more.....    To read the new B2 Compliance Document go to the DBH website

Building Consents Issued: September 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Friday, 29 October 2010
  The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised, excluding apartments, fell 2.6 percent in September 2010, Statistics New Zealand said today.  This is the third consecutive decrease. In September 2010, without adjusting for seasonal... more...

Codewords building controls newsletter - Issue 43 - August/September 2010 - from the Department of Building & Housing
Posted On: Wednesday, 20 October 2010
  Covered in this issue: Canterbury recovery programme Major changes arise from Building Act Review  Upcoming consultations  Codewords to your 'inbox' Multiproof celebrates getting its first customers Dam Safety Scheme deferred Compliance... more...

Weathertight e-news Issue - latest news and information from Weathertight Services
Posted On: Wednesday, 20 October 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing's Weathertight e-news Issue 8, October 2010 is now available.  Covered in this issue: Local authorities invited to sign up for the Weathertight Homes Financial Assistance Package Further information... more...

Department of Building and Housing: New Zealand housing report
Posted On: Monday, 18 October 2010
  The Department of Building and Housing has published its first comprehensive report on issues and trends affecting the New Zealand housing sector. The New Zealand Housing Report pulls together in one place all the information available and looks at... more...

Department of Building and Housing: Building and Construction Quarterly Outlook Report, September 2010
Posted On: Monday, 4 October 2010
  The fundamentals for a homebuilding upswing for the remainder of 2010 and into 2011 are still in place, says the Department of Building and Housing’s Building and Construction Outlook report for the September quarter 2010. The report notes... more...

Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics September 2010
Posted On: Friday, 1 October 2010
  As at 30 September 2010 the Department has received 6230 claims lodged for 8267 properties and completed assessments for 8371 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and... more...

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